Blogging


If you know a little about computers and are a half decent writer then you can start blogging. Blogging is one of the ways that people tell the world about various subjects. To become a successful blogger, you have to keep your blog updated. Which means that you should write on it at least once a week. If you do less than that, you won’t be able to find a following. And you also want to have a niche, if you narrow the topic you cover; you will be able to find a specific audience. Also if you want a successful blog, you have to use social media to promote it.


Jorn Barger came up with the term weblog in December 1997 and it wasn’t until a couple years later when Peter Merholz shortened it to blog. After he coined the term blog, it took off and Pyra Labs started using it and created the term blogger for the people that write on them. Since then many blog sites have popped up online and just about everyone has one now. Sites like WordPress and Blogger, give bloggers a free outlet to tell the world what they want.


There are many types of blogs out there; one of the most popular is the personal blog, which allows people to keep an online diary that they can share with others. Microblogging is were the users share small pieces of information, examples of this are Twitter, Tumbler, and Facebook. Even companies have blogs now; they are mostly comprised about the company or products that they company sells. Niche blogs are ones were the writer picks a specific subject to write about, these kinds of blogs are geared towards a specific audience. Today, blogs come in many different types including media ones that contain vlogs or video blogs, links, photos, or even artwork. There are also blogs out there that are comprised of many bloggers, these are called reverse blogs and they have the users contribute to the blog.


Blogging creates a community were others with similar interest can come together and talk about things they like. Blogs are a great way to share your knowledge and to find others with similar interest. Blogging is one of the new ways that we get our information. That is what is great about blogs because you can find one on any subject you desire. Blogs are keeping people entertained and giving them knowledge that they didn’t have before.

 

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